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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Sep 15, 2014
movies
eye 37,532
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This is a very well-edited and entertaining look into the early days of drag racing. The legacy of...

Made for hot rod fans; explains how to prepare and enter a car show; also serves as an ethnographic account of the "nomadic tribe of hotrodders".
Topics: Car culture: Youth, Car culture: Hot rods, California: History and culture

This is a very well-edited and entertaining look into the early days of drag racing. The legacy of...

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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Sep 15, 2014
movies
eye 30,077
favorite 42
comment 5
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite

This is a very well-edited and entertaining look into the early days of drag racing. The legacy of...

Made for hot rod fans; explains how to prepare and enter a car show; also serves as an ethnographic account of the "nomadic tribe of hotrodders".
Topics: Car culture: Youth, Car culture: Hot rods, California: History and culture

This is a very well-edited and entertaining look into the early days of drag racing. The legacy of...

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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Apr 19, 2008
movies
eye 5,442
favorite 11
comment 2
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A well-made mid 60's classroom film about San Francisco. Shows the development and landmarks, the...

Topics: San Francisco: History, California: History and Culture

A well-made mid 60's classroom film about San Francisco. Shows the development and landmarks, the...

Prelinger Archives
May 6, 2013
movies
eye 43,435
favorite 53
comment 6

Outlaw hotrodders become law-abiding gearheads after a community organizes supervised racing clubs and timing associations.
Topics: Car culture: Hot rods, Car culture: Youth, Safety: Automotive

Prelinger Archives
Nov 9, 2008
movies
eye 4,035
favorite 11
comment 3

Scenic tour of 1930s California.
Topic: California: History and culture

Prelinger Archives
Jun 30, 2006
movies
eye 7,337
favorite 7
comment 3

Elegy to the sour fruit: how it's farmed and how it's used, with some unusual applications.
Topics: Agriculture: Citrus, California: History and culture

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Apr 18, 2018
movies
eye 3,355
favorite 4
comment 3

Stanford, California: Norman Goddard photographed with his glider and in the air; scenes with wife.
Topics: Aviation: History, California: History and culture

Prelinger Archives
Dec 12, 2012
movies
eye 11,720
favorite 26
comment 5

Shows the agriculture, trade and infrastructure of California's Central Valley, all made possible by irrigation.
Topics: California: History and culture, California: Central Valley

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Nov 14, 2011
movies
eye 9,634
favorite 25
comment 4

Views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park and Golden Gate International Exposition.
Topics: California: History and culture, World's Fairs, San Francisco Bay Area

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movies
eye 12,545
favorite 19
comment 2

Golden Spike ceremonies and celebration for the completion of the Northwestern Pacific Rail Road, October 23-25, 1914. Filmed in Willits, Cain Rock, Arcata and Eureka, California.
Topics: California: History and culture, Transportation: Railroad, California: "Redwood Empire"

Prelinger Archives
Jul 12, 2005
movies
eye 29,950
favorite 24
comment 2

Operations of the Southern Pacific Railroad, with many images of the territory that it serves. With excellent footage of snow management and removal operations in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Topics: Transportation: Railroad, U.S.: West, California: History and culture

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Apr 25, 2011
movies
eye 9,902
favorite 25
comment 6

A peek inside the pea processing operations that culminate in Del Monte brand canned peas. With glimpses of 1930s kitchens and images of Depression-era California agriculture.
Topics: Agriculture: Food industry: Peas, California: Agriculture, California: History and culture

Prelinger Archives
Oct 11, 2013
movies
eye 40,933
favorite 46
comment 4

Operations of the Southern Pacific Railroad, with many images of the territory that it serves. With excellent footage of snow management and removal operations in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Topics: Transportation: Railroad, U.S.: West, California: History and culture

Prelinger Archives
Jan 21, 2012
movies
eye 15,846
favorite 23
comment 4

Produced to justify the bracero farm labor program to the general public, especially American citizens in California who felt threatened by the influx of workers over the border from Mexico.
Topics: Mexican Americans, Occupations: Agriculture, California: History and culture

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movies
eye 15,471
favorite 23
comment 2

Views of pre-World War II San Francisco and the Golden Gate International Exposition.
Topics: California: History and culture, World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, San Francisco: Scenics:...

Prelinger Archives
Jul 19, 2007
movies
eye 8,914
favorite 10
comment 5

Brooklyn native Phil Foster tours San Francisco and comments on many places of interest.
Topics: San Francisco: Humor, San Francisco Bay Area, California: History and culture

Prelinger Archives
Feb 24, 2005
movies
eye 7,290
favorite 4
comment 1

Dignitaries open up the World's Fair on Treasure Island (Kodachrome, missing soundtrack).
Topics: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, Celebrations, California: History and culture

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movies
eye 5,051
favorite 8
comment 2

History of a company involved in the California canning industry, with excellent footage of agribusiness and cannery operations dating back to the turn of the century. Incorporates the 1933 film "Out of the Spirit of '49," produced for the same sponsor. Director: Dave Butler. Writer: Phil Smith.
Topics: Agriculture: Food industry: Canning, Occupations: Cannery workers, California: History and culture

Prelinger Archives
Nov 25, 2007
movies
eye 11,650
favorite 12
comment 3

0682 PA8532 World of Tomorrow, The from 025.07; Engel collection; 16 B&W MOS neg pix
Topics: California: History and culture, World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, San Francisco: Scenics:...

Prelinger Archives
Feb 19, 2009
movies
eye 12,910
favorite 14
comment 4

0682 PA8532 World of Tomorrow, The from 025.07; Engel collection; 16 B&W MOS neg pix
Topics: California: History and culture, World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, San Francisco: Scenics:...